MSATA as bootup and cache?

Golga13

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I am building a new system and my motherboard has a mSATA slot onboard. From what I understand Intel has set this up specifically as a cache disk for their "Smart Response Technology". If I purchase a 64GB mSATA card for my mobo can I use it for both the OS and also caching? I will be installing Win7 64 Professional. I have 2 1.5TB drives for my software. I just want the mSATA as an OS boot disk and cache (if this is possible with Smart Response). Or, if not I will just use it as cache only but it might be overkill.

Your thoughts?
 

Golga13

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One of the reasons the SRT appealed to me was that the way it improved the most run programs and even boot time. Also I am kinda tapped out and cant afford a full sized SSD. I might just leave it as cache only and boot from the SATA hard drive. I have seen tests where it performed only marginally slower than the SSD. Thanks.
 

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